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NWFL: Bayelsa Queens thrash Rivers Angels in league opener

November 30th 2022, 7:11:44 pm

Matchday one recorded 12 goals with six home wins as Bayelsa start the journey to defend her title

Bayelsa Queens line up against Rivers United

The defending champions, Bayelsa Queens have started the journey to defend their title after defeating Rivers Angles 2-0 in their NWFL opener.

The 2022/2023 Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) season kicked off on Wednesday across various centres.

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The abridged league had 14 teams which are drawn into two groups of seven teams; Group A and B.

Two second-half goals were all the Prosperity Ladies needed to beat the Jewels of Rivers at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenogoa, Bayelsa state.

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Juliet Sunday's header gave the home side the lead in the 78th minute before Mary Aderemi sealed the victory for the host in the 90th minute.

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The Omoluabi girls also recorded a victory in the league opener after beating Royal Queens two goals to nil at the Larry Leke Stadium, Elegbo, Osun State.

Eberechukwu Oleka scored from the spot in the 31st minute while Faith Samson's 81st-minute goal is all that the Osun state-based side needed to win.

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Naija Ratels and Adamawa Queens welcomed the newcomers, Heartland Queens and Ibom Angels with defeats in Abuja and Adamawa State.

In other results, Abia Angels defeat Lagos-based side, Robo Queens a goal to nil.

Osun Babes 2- 0 Royal Queens

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Abia Angels Fc 1-0 Robo Queens

Naija Ratels 3-1 Heartland Queens

Nasarawa Amazon 1-0 Edo queens

Bayelsa Queens 2-0 Rivers Angels

Adamawa Queens 2-0 Ibom Angels Fc

Hassan Abdulsalam
Hassan is a sports reporter and a CAF and ITTF-accredited journalist. He is a local sports advocate and majors in table tennis.

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